Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Anthony Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415386330

ISBN-13: 9780415386333

Pub. Date: 02/16/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world’s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to globalization theories and beyond.

In distilling the essentials of

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This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world’s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to globalization theories and beyond.

In distilling the essentials of social theory, Elliott reviews the works of major theorists including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Julia Kristeva, Jurgen Habermas, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Manuel Castells, Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman, Giorgio Agamben and Manuel De Landa.

Every social theorist discussed is contextualized in a wider political and historical context, and from which their major contributions to social theory are critically assessed. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in the fields of social theory, sociology and cultural studies, as it is both an original enquiry and a consummate introduction to social theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415386333
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: The Textures of Society Part 2: The Frankfurt School Part 3: Structuralism Part 4: Post-Structuralism Part 5: Theories of Structuration Part 6: Contemporary Critical Theory Part 7: Feminism and Post-Feminist Theory Part 8: Postmodernity Part 9: Networks, Risks, Liquids Part 10: Globalization Afterword: Social Theory Today and Towards 2025

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